Description & History

Since 1970, Earth Day has been a catalyst for ongoing education, action, and change.  Our mission is to carry the enthusiasm and spirit of Earth Day into the 21st Century to meet today's environmental challenges.

Our organization was founded by a broad coalition of environmental groups to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day in New York City in 1990.  We organized the largest event ever held in Central Park and every year since then have organized large-scale events in landmark locations.  We have also grown into year-round programs and partnerships that all aim to bring the enthusiasm and spirit of Earth Day into our daily lives to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st Century.

Earth Day Initiative is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes environmental awareness and solutions through partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses, and governments.  We do so through year-round programs as well as our annual Earth Day events.

About the organization

Earth Day Initiative

Trevor Dolan
Count to 50 Campaign Manager
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